REVOLUTIONARY WAR. Nicholas Quackenbush signed receipt . February 1783, by the Assistant Quarter Master for the Continental Army in Albany, NY, Major Nicholas Quackenbush, which reads: "Sir, Please to pay to William Greene One Pound in such goods as he may want”. It is made out to "Mr. Henry Hart. Merchant.
Nicholas Quackenbush (1734-1813) was a member of a powerful Dutch family in the Hudson River Valley. He sided with the Revolutionary cause, serving as Assistant Deputy Quartermaster to the Continental forces in Albany with rank as Major. In this capacity, Quackenbush, situated roughly half way between Albany and Montreal, was one of the most important people in the region, coordinating critical supplies that would ultimately result in the defeat of Burgoyne at Saratoga in 1777 and help secure the Mohawk valley frontier against Loyalist and Indian raids. (Mh.40); $215.
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